Consistently, seventh April is celebrated as World Health Day. It is noticed every year to create awareness about health and wellbeing and draws the consideration of individuals from all around the world to highlight important health issues. It is very imperative to be prepared mentally, physically, and financially for all kinds of uncertainties during these constantly evolving times.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic is one illustration of a particularly unprecedented situation. Some people were able to live healthier lives and had better access to health services and some were facing difficulty fighting back. These unforeseeable situations cause us to understand the actual importance of planning and securing our health over the wide range of various necessities of life.
Theme of World Health Day 2021:
The point of this day is to ensure that everyone, wherever realizes the right to good health. The theme of World Health Day 2021 is ‘Building a fairer, healthier world‘.
History of World Health Day:
World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 to highlight the importance of physical and mental well being among people. World Health Day was initially conceptualized at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and became official in 1950. Consistently, the WHO decides on another topic for World Health Day to highlight specific issues related with the health and welfare of the people.
Significance of World Health Day:
Since the time the inception of World Health Day, this event has brought important matters like mental health, maternal and child care, climate change, the importance of healthcare workers and many more issues to the forefront. This day creates awareness about better habits to improve our health and live disease-free lives.
On World Health Day, numerous schools conduct special programs to teach students about better health and hygiene practices. In the time of a pandemic, being extra careful with your hygiene only serves to protect you and your family. You can do your part by creating awareness about the importance of better hygiene and social distancing practices among your peers.
How to Celebrate World Health Day?
Celebrate the day by organizing fundraisers to support the local free clinics and the other public health sources. Take some extra care for your health and also your family members’ health. To express your feelings and share your thoughts on social media, use the hashtags #WorldHealthDay, #WHD, #HealthDay.
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